We opted for a combination gable roof to accommodate the home’s lovely rear windows. One gable faces the side and one faces the back. These offer plenty of height within the porch to allow for amenities like lights, ceiling fans and outdoor speakers. The vaulted interior cathedral ceilings are beautifully appointed in cedar tongue and groove planks. The owners liked the look of a beam ceiling as well, so we added decorative beams perpendicular to the planks that are painted to match both the exterior of the home and the paulownia-wrapped pillars.